Ka Ling Lee Mr. Rodocker English 11 10 December 2015 Both J.D. Salinger and Tim O’Brien express “truth” in their novels “The Catcher In The Rye” and “The Things They Carried”. But there are some differences between the ways they do so. “The Catcher In The Rye” is a story that is first-person narrated by Holden Caulfield, while “The Things They Carried” is also mostly in O’Brien’s first-person narration but sometimes in third-person perspective. First-person narratives allow readers to know exactly about the viewpoint and feelings only of the narrator. Readers would be like directly “connected” to the protagonist’s mind as they know all his ideas and thoughts in his head.
In “What We Are to Advertisers” and “Men’s Men and Women’s Women” both Twitchell and Craig reveal how advertisers utilize stereotypes to manipulate and persuade consumers into purchasing their products. Companies label their audience and advertise to them accordingly. Using reliable sources such as Stanford Research Institute, companies are able to use the data to their advantage to help market their products to a specific demographic. Craig and Twitchell give examples of this ploy in action by revealing how companies use “positioning” to advertise the same product to two demographics to earn more profit. Craig delves more into the advertisers ' plan by exposing the science behind commercials.
Goldilocks is just another fable, which talks about, making choices. The choices that we make, depends on the changes that occur. It’s your choice to either accept the changes or deny them. Every second of your life requires decision making. Some decisions can be changed later, but some can only be regretted.
Archer opens her essay with the description of the “grinning man” to describe the appearance of the homeless man and how he carries himself. This also is a good attention grabber from the beginning and keeps the reader's attention. Also this can lead the reader to having an idea of the character. She mention "baggy trousers", "one missing sleeve", and "buttonless shirt." The first running from 1 through 6 Ascher was very descriptive with what was happening and kept it in third person perspective.
Beyond any doubt, your thesis is well defined and precise. The particular text that was analyzed and the author’s name are clearly stated, providing to the reader background information on your paper. Your audience is well-established, you stated a sufficiently narrowed audience, proved how the intended audience you provided could help the author achieve his purpose, and moreover you explained why foreign and educational policy makers are the intended audience. Therefore, you related the audience with McGray’s purpose, which is one of the keys to a successful rhetorical analysis. In my opinion, positioning the thesis at the beginning of the paper is not a very good strategy because your reader might forget about the main idea at the moment he reaches
According to Burchard, when we lose sight of what we desire, our passion and motivation are lost. The first thing he suggest is rest. The proper amount of rest and sleep is needed to rejuvenate the brain and body. He states that we should also visualize a white space, close your eyes off from everything else and just think about the things you’re excited about. Connect with your passions, dream up.
Jesus or the Pharisees? Patrick Darnell began his speech by hitting the audience with this quote by Gandhi: “I like Jesus, but sometimes I do not like his followers because they can be so much unlike Him.” At TedX Augusta, Darnell presented the idea that Christians have moved far beyond their original purpose. Christ set aside a perfect path for His followers to walk down, but we stray from the path.
I feel that the speech that you chose was very unique. Robin Williams was such an amazing person and he truly connects with the audience every single time he speaks. I agree on how important it is for a speaker to maintain eye contact at all times to demonstrate respect and that he put effort at learning the words and at the same time being extemporaneous. Confidence is also a very important factor and Williams showed it throughout the whole speech. You did a wonderful job, just remember to include the main points and how he managed to pass from one point to another.
Young people in the 21st Century need to reevaluate their ethics; David McCullough is helping them understand that by explaining that they need to be honest with themselves and their reality. His scathing criticism of them and their culture, philosophies, and ideologies, is justified and insightful; teens in the United States allows special to become a meaningless term, prefers to win instead of achieving, and cares too much about superficial accomplishments instead of internal growth. McCullough makes a point throughout his speech to say that being special is not just given to you; teenagers are not special by default. In the speech, while he is explaining why young people should look forward to more than just being special or different, in
Literature often leaves readers vulnerable to the thoughts and feelings that the author wants them to experience. The usual responses –joy, sadness, fear, anger, and surprise– are ever-present in works of poetry and prose, but it is more of a rarity to see literature that is written purposefully to link the familiar with the strange. Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried, is an example of this very notion. As a collection of several short stories written in 1990, O’Brien’s work of literature highlights several concepts of weird yet recognizable moments specifically in “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”. This short narrative is centered around a narrator retelling a story told by an unreliable Vietnam War medic named Rat Kiley.